Heifer China

Live in Rural Areas

Rely on Agriculture

Live Below the Poverty Line


Approximately 47 percent of China’s population live in rural areas. The World Bank reports that 35 percent of its total population rely on agriculture for their livelihoods, and 55 percent of its land area is used for agricultural purposes.

China ranks 91 out of 187 countries according to the United Nation’s Human Development Index (2014). About 12 percent of its 1.3 billion people live below the poverty line, or $1.25 a day, and 3.4 percent of its children under 5 are malnourished.

8182 Families
Were Assisted in FY2014

Livestock Placed In FY2014

Our Work In China

Zhong Zeshun
Zhong Zeshun (45) harvesting green beans in his family's garden.
  • Women’s Empowerment

    Leadership training, Full participation

  • Increased Income

    High-quality livestock, Animal management, Value chain development

  • Social Capital

    Passing on the Gift®, 12 Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development, Community organizing

  • Nutrition

    Vegetable gardening

  • Environment

    Natural resource management, Agroecology, Improved sanitation techniques

Programs and Projects

  • Wenchuan Earthquake Rehabilitation Umbrella Project
  • Sustainable Community Development Project of the Poor Ethnic Communities Along Nu and Lancang Watersheds of Yunnan
  • Ethnic Community Sustainable Development Project in Southeast Guizhou
  • Poverty Alleviation and Holistic Community Development Project in Dabashan Mountainous Area
  • Sangri Community Holistic Development Project in Tibet
  • Self-Help Community Development Project in North Anhui
  • Weichang Yan'gebo Holistic Community Development Project
  • Xinjiang Ethnic Group Community Holistic Development Project
  • Ethnic Community Sustainable Development Project in Yunnan
  • Tibetan Community Sustainable Development Project in TAR
  • Kaili Mountainous Area Ethnic Group Community Development Project
  • Community Holistic Development Project with Women Focus in Poor Mountainous Area of Anhui Province
  • Environmentally Friendly Development Project in Mountainous Area of Chongqing Municipality
  • Holistic Community Development and Environment Friendly Project in Poor Mountainous Area of Sichuan Province
  • Yudaokou Holistic Community Development Project
  • Holistic Community Development in Poor and Ethnic Minority Areas in Southwest Sichuan
  • Community Sustainable Development Project in Qinghai Tibetan Plateau
  • Ecological Poverty Alleviation Project in Wumeng Mountainous Poverty Zone
  • Holistic Community Development Project in Poor Ethnic Minority Areas in Yunnan and Guizhou
  • Community Development Project in Northeast Mountainous Areas in Sichuan
  • Holistic Development Project for the Left-Behind People in the Poverty-Stricken Belt of Dabieshan Mountainous Area
  • Sustainable Community Development Project of the West Yunnan Poor Rural Communities
  • Sustainable Livelihood Development Project of the Xinjiang Farming Areas
  • Sustainable Livelihood Development Project of Rural Areas Around Beijing

Project Partners


  • China Merchants Charitable Foundation
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
  • Elanco
  • Danone
  • Captivating International
  • Shenzhen Civil Affairs Bureau
  • Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation
  • Toms
  • Chengdu International Women’s Club
  • QSI International School of Chengdu
  • YK Pao School
  • YCIS Shanghai
  • Omni International Trading Group (Beijing)

Local implementing partners

  • Bureau of Animal Husbandry
  • Poverty and Environment Research Association of Dabashan Mountain
  • Yingzhou District Foreign Agricultural Investment Office of Fuyang Pre- fecture
  • Youth League of Lizhou District of Guangyuan County
  • Poverty Alleviation and Immigration Office
  • Youth League of Jiange County
  • Huoshan County Center for Environment Protection & Pov- erty Alleviation
  • Lancang County Association for Ecology and Animal Raising
  • Nanbu Association for Rural Development
  • Baishuihe Natural Reserve Administrative Bureau
  • Meigu Foreign Capital Project Development Office
  • Yulong Cattle and Goat Raising Association
  • Shangrila County Association of Agroecology
  • Yilong County Rural Development Association
  • Nanjiang Yellow Goat Development Association
  • Civil Service Center of Deqin County Government
  • Bureau of Animal Husbandry and Fishery
  • Elderly Association of Science & Technology
  • Dashanbao Black-Necked Crane Nature Reserve Administration
  • Shache County Civil Service Bureau
  • Tsongkha Charitable Association of Haidong Prefecture
  • Xiaomuniu Beijing Service Center


Heifer International China

Heifer International China

C-5, Shanghuanjing, No. 8, Wuxing 2 Road, Wuhou Science & Technology Park, Wuhou District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China 610045

T: 86-28-85373997

F: 86-28-85373667

E: info@hpichina.org

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